Luis Salom sets to work at Misano

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Round twelve of the Moto3 World Championship began today at the Misano Marco Simoncelli Circuit. The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders had their first run-out at a tough track and ended the day pleased with the work carried out.

Luis Salom was sixth on the combined timesheet and escaped unharmed from a heavy crash late on, whilst teammates Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Arthur Sissis placed fourteenth and seventeenth, respectively.

An ambient temperature of 21ºC and 17ºC on track greeted the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders on Friday morning. They devoted the first session to working on the best lines at a tricky circuit, in which every millisecond counts. Luis Salom was seventh fastest, with a time of 1:44.778.

Work continued in a similar fashion in the afternoon. However, Luis Salom suffered a big late crash 16 minutes before the end of the session, chasing a hot lap. Despite a heavy landing, the Spaniard was able to go back out on track and lower his lap time, claiming sixth off a 1:44.389 lap.

Luis Salom
“We tried all sorts of setups today and drew some important conclusions. We have found the way forward to feeling comfortable on the opening day. I crashed at the end of the second session and hurt my injured foot a little, but I was able to finish the session and improve my best time on the only lap that I was able to complete afterwards. I hope to keep improving tomorrow and work as well as always.”

Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport

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